Grade 10 student stabbed 40 times in Baguio City

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Tuesday, December 13, a high school student was found dead in Baguio City after being stabbed 40 times.

Photo credits: Abs-Cbn

According to Abs-Cbn, the 16 year old student was identified as Kenneth Velasco.

Velasco was announced dead on arrival in the Baguio General Hospital after being rushed by residents who found his bloody body lying near a public high school located in Brgy. Labsan.

Dr. Haywood Fernandez of Baguio General Hospital said that Velasco suffered 40 stab wounds to the nape, neck, chest and other parts of the body.


"Parang maliit yung mga saksak sa katawan nung bata nung nakita namin. Baka maliit na knife or ice pick yung ginamit," Dr. Fernandez said.

According to the mother of the victim, Claire Velasco, he was a hardworking student who had no gang or frat activities.

"Wala naman siyang kaaway. Di siya kasama sa frat. School at bahay lang talaga siya. Sana sa gumawa nito makonsensya ka. Di mo na lang iniwan yung anak ko ng buhay," Claire said.

"Sinabi ko sa kanya na wag siyang dadaan 'dun dahil delikado. Kinwento niya kasi na may mga kaklase siyang na hold-up na doon. Kaya sabi ko wag na wag siyang dadaan dun, pero nagtaka ako bakit siya dumaan dun,” she added.

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Authorities believe that Velasco was a victim of robbery as his mobile phone and P200 pocket money were missing.

Police officers are still investigating the incident.


Source: Abs-Cbn News

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